Thursday, June 10, 2010

Demeter's Piglet

In one of my many random searches I came across this web page.  It doesn't really say much, but has this fantastic image of a Roman coin featuring Ceres carrying torches accompanied by a piglet. 

I love the image.  I know that traditionally the pig was the sacrifice for some of the festivals of Demeter, but in this image it almost makes it look like the little pig is her companion.  I have always felt bad for the pigs, and I think that Persephone does to. I think that she welcomes them to the underworld with her. 

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